DRAWING NOW AWARD – A STRONG COMMITMENT SUPPORTED BY THE D. SOCIETY

THE AWARD

The DRAWING NOW Prize supports emerging art by granting 5,000 euros and a personal exhibition to an early career artist. The winner is selected among all artists aged under 45 who are presented as the focus of a booth at DRAWING NOW PARIS.

The gallery Selection Committee meets on the first day of the art fair to designate the laureate. Every year several distinguished personalities contribute to the committee’s efforts. This year, Nova Benway of the Drawing Center in New York and Jean Papahn of SOFERIM join Philippe Piguet, the fair’s artistic director, alongside Émilie Bouvard (art historian and national heritage curator), Julie Enckell Julliard (director of the Jenisch Vevey Museum), Elsy Lahner (contemporary art curator at the Albertina Museum), Joana P.R. Neves (writer and independent curator), Marc Donnadieu (head curator of contemporary art at the LaM), and the collector Daniel Schildge.

LAUREATES OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS

2017

Lionel Sabatte, Galerie C

2016

Jochen Gerner, Anne Barrault

2015

Abdelkader Benchamma, FL Gallery

2014

Catherine Boch, Galerie Papillon

2013

Didier Rittener, Galerie Lange + Pult

2012

Clément Bagot, Galerie Eric Dupont

THE EXHIBITION OF THE LAUREATE

Christie’s auction house and DRAWING NOW created a friendly partnership since 2014, to make contemporary drawing better known to the public.

In this respect, Christie’s auction house is pleased to display the work of the 5th laureate of the DRAWING NOW award, Abdelkader Benchamma, during the spring drawing sales. This initiative is to reinforce the public’s interest to this medium and to contribute to a memorable meeting between collectors and amateurs.

Christie’s Paris – 9 Avenue Matignon 75008 Paris

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